June 13, 2008

RIP Saban Bajramovic, The King of Gypsy Music

Saban.jpgTo the wider world, Saban Bajramovic is probably best known for his musical contributions to the films of Emir Kusturica (Underground, Black Cat White Cat), but in the world of the Roma, this Serbian artist has been immortalised as the man who first recorded Djelem, Djelem, the official Gypsy national anthem. In addition to this, he wrote and recorded close to 650 other songs. On Sunday, he passed away from a heart attack in his hometown of Nis in southern Serbia.

Saban Bajramovic - Djelem, Djelem

Posted by Warren at June 13, 2008 02:28 AM | World